LFCD 26th Annual Youth Conference Flyer
Who: LAO Family Community Development, Inc. https://lfcd.org
What: To help youth graduate from high school, continue to post-secondary educational programs, apply to credentialed occupational training programs, and find employment with career advancement on the path to self-sufficiency.
When: Friday, August 6, 2021, 10:00 am to 3:00pm
Where: LFCD’s CARE Community Center (free lunch included), 2325 E. 12th Street, Oakland, CA
Images: 100-120 youth ages 16-24; educational, training and networking event. Target population is composed of ethnically and racially diverse, low- income youth, refugees, and immigrants who struggle to transition to higher education and meaningful long-term employment.
Interviews: LAO Family Community Development CEO Kathy Rothberg available either on-site (during the event) or by phone/Zoom. To set an appointment with Kathy, call: (510)533-8850. 16-24 ethnically and racially diverse, low- income youth, refugees, and immigrants.
About: Lao Family Community Development
MISSION To advance the economic mobility and well-being of diverse communities through culturally informed specialized employment, housing, education, and support services.
APPROACH Lao Family Community Development (Lao Family) values a comprehensive, integrated service model that engages individuals and family participation to achieve self-sufficiency and stability goals. Lao Family’s comprehensive approach strives to meet the immediate basic, long-term, and special needs of affected community members. Customized and holistic service plans incorporate workforce, education, housing, and support services, including health, income, and savings, to foster positive outcomes.
Moreno Valley Unified School District superintendent of schools Dr. Judy White and California CTA state president Dean Vogel at 2013 joint leadership summit.
Vogel said, “They are committed to breaking down the silos and walls to increase student learning. They are providing a model for the rest of us, an excellent example.”
(Moreno Valley, CA) School Superintendents and teachers union presidents don’t always get along. So it was a surprise to many that Moreno Valley Unified School District Superintendent, Judy White invited the California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel to be the lead and keynote speaker at the final day of the districts 2013 Joint Leadership Summit.
“That’s the way do things now in Moreno Valley School District,” said Dr. White. “We are in a partnership with our parents, teachers, administrators and staff to deliver the best education we can to our students. It only makes sense to work with our teachers to make students education better.”
Drawing on his 39 years as an educator and award-winning counselor, Vogel has insights into many levels of public education gleaned from his rich experience as a public school teacher and counselor at the elementary and higher education levels. He has taught all elementary grades, including kindergarten, and has trained counselors and student teachers.
“Everything the research is telling us is that the way you do systemic transformation of our schools is that you get the entire community, all stakeholders, not just the teachers and not just the principal, to stand together with a common purpose and a common language. You treat all education stakeholders with respect and dignity. It’s a real team effort. It’s about the school board and the unions and parents all standing together so that you have a much better chance of success. That’s why I really like the theme of this Moreno Valley Unified School District initiative of collaborating and coaching and connecting,” said Vogel.
“They are committed to breaking down the silos and walls to increase student learning. They are providing a model for the rest of us, an excellent example. We’re all on the same team and we’re going to treat each other like members of a team. This is all about all for one, and one for all – everybody working together to help our students,” Vogel added.
Dr. White opened the two day leadership Summit by welcoming teachers, administrator and staff Back to School for the 2013-14 school years.
“Moreno Valley Unified School District is a place where “Excellence On Purpose” is our way of life. This marks my 36th year in education and it is such a pleasure to serve and live in Moreno Valley. Our team of educators continues to embrace what is in the best interest of students. We celebrate a continued increase in student knowledge and understanding proved by increases in our students test scores, graduation rates and college going rates,” said Dr. White.
The two-day leadership Summit welcomed teachers, administrator and staff Back to School for the 2013-14 school years. “The goal of the two-day training is to enhance skills of the education team and improve our leadership and problem solving skills,” said Assistant Superintendent of Education Services Dr. Martinrex Kedziora.
“The goal of the two day training is to enhance skills of the education team and improve our leadership and problem solving skills,” said Assistant Superintendent of Education Services Dr. Martinrex Kedziora.
“The trainings are not one way, while they give us new insights and education tools they also get us all talking to each other about solving problems, recognizing differences and working together to improve student success and job satisfaction,’ said Dr. Kedziora.
School starts on August 14th for all schools in the Moreno Valley School District’s 39 schools and 35,000 students.
Moreno Valley Unified School District’s mission is to prepare all students academically and socially to become productive members of society.
For more information on the Moreno Valley Unified School District’s call the District office at (951) 571-7500 or go to their website at MVUSD.net.
For more information on the California Teachers Association call (650) 552-5307 or go online to CTA.org.